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Creative ways to pimp your job description

If you write a lousy job description, chances are you'll get a lousy response rate. Having run my own local job boards for the past 10 years I cant tell you how many times I've seen bad job descriptions.



Job postings should inspire people to apply, not the opposite. The branding you place on these 'mini-stories' should mirror your corporate culture and promote your company as a great place to… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on September 21, 2009 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Are You A Jobaholic?

Find yourself drunk with envy at your highly successful working friends? Having trouble saying “No” to every network invite you receive? Tired of the rejection, invitation, rejection? Too busy counting the increase in the number of unemployed this week? Well, I’m sorry to say the diagnosis is in, you are a jobaholic! Obsessed, worrying about the job you have or the one you are about to lose. Don’t worry, there is a guaranteed 3 step program that will help you combat your addiction no matter… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on September 20, 2009 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Excerpts From Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich







The Power of Thought



Desire:The Starting Point of All Achievement



Faith: Visualizing and Believing In the Attainment of Desire



Autosuggestion: The Medium for Influencing The Subconscious Mind



Specialized Knowledge: Personal Experiences or Observations



Organized Planning: The Crystallization of Desire into Action



Decision: The Mastery of Procrastination



Persistence: The Sustained Effort… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on September 20, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

This is your brain on HR

A human brain.

Image via Wikipedia



Bi-polar Functionality



Recently I have been working on an idea inspired by my attendance at the… Continue

Added by Michael VanDervort on September 20, 2009 at 9:40am — 4 Comments

Venues into the future; the future of Contact Information

The definition and very nature of contact information is changing.





Why is this important? If you are not able to connect with people, you cannot sell to them, you cannot recruit them, you cannot market to them. As I talked about in the video intro, things are changing. If there was a contact information historian, it would be me.



What gets me irritated is when something gets reported as the "next best thing", when in reality, it is simply, the… Continue

Added by Donato Diorio on September 19, 2009 at 11:57pm — No Comments

I’m sorry; you’re just interviewing me wrong

Years ago I had an interesting interview experience. It was very early in my career and the guy who was going to hire me asked, "What's two plus two?"



I hesitated, but only for a millisecond trying in that brief moment to figure out why he had asked. Then, almost in a 'what kind of idiot do you think I am' tone I replied "Four". Since he did not respond or nod right away I added, "Unless this is the kind of place where if you say it's five, then it's five. Or if the customer says… Continue

Added by Randy Levinson on September 19, 2009 at 11:41am — 9 Comments

This is your brain on HR

A human brain.

Image via Wikipedia



Bi-polar Functionality



Recently I have been working all week on a thought inspired by my attendance at the ERE Expo last week. I had been thinking… Continue

Added by Michael VanDervort on September 19, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

My Entrepreneurial Journey.

Gaurav Mittal is from a service-class family, and it was probably this that stirred in him the passion to live life differently and see things from a perspective different from others. It was while pursuing his BTech at KNIT in Sultanpur, seeing eminent businessmen visit as guest speakers, that Gaurav realised he wanted to become an entrepreneur too. His next obvious step was doing MBA, which he did undertake with specialisation in finance and international marketing at Narsee Monjee… Continue

Added by Gaurav Mittal on September 19, 2009 at 1:51am — No Comments

Please post the Hotlist not the requirement,

Hello Friends,
Please post the update hotlist not the requirement.

Added by Liju George Thomas on September 18, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

How to create a presentation about yourself

Let’s face it, there is too much to read in today’s workplace. Black lettering on white background has led to a sort of fatigue which results in painfully short attention spans. How do you get your profile to stand out in this environment? The answer is to use the audio-visual medium. The truth is that not many of us have been able to figure this medium out; talking about ourselves in anything other than a resume becomes a tad difficult. Here’s a ready-reckoner:



Create a video about… Continue

Added by Sia Collins on September 18, 2009 at 8:58am — No Comments

What is the compensation you can expect as a consultant?

New consultants often are faced with the uncertainty of the amount of compensation that they can expect as a consultant: not getting a standard paycheck at the end of the month does represent a significant shift in approach to work. The key advantage of being a consultant over an employee, from a compensation standpoint is that you can work for more than one client at a time, while as an employee it is not feasible (and probably illegal) to expect to deliver to more than one employer. The fact… Continue

Added by Sia Collins on September 18, 2009 at 6:58am — No Comments

Ambition?

Where does ambition come from? My 15 year old daughter seems to lack all drive & I don't get it! Of course they say, that's just teens, but I swear I think she's intentionally trying to be less motivated. "I don't need HS, I just want to be a hair cutter!" Are you kidding, wow, we've really set the bar high. How can her mom be a teacher & dad, bust his hump building his own business & yet her goal is to strive to cut hair? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with cutting… Continue

Added by Steve van horn on September 18, 2009 at 3:20am — 2 Comments

The Hardest Placement in Your Life

Making placements is hard and recruiters always have various theories for their anticipated success or failure on any given position search. Most typically it begins with such things as their depth of knowledge of the company, the hiring process, position requirements, their knowledge of the available talent pool, experience working with the hiring official and the preferred personality traits of the team in addition to many other moving parts. However, the hardest placement that you’re ever… Continue

Added by bill martineau on September 17, 2009 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Rocky Mountain High!

If you're a DirectEmployers Association member company and you haven't registered for the Annual Meeting...…





Register Now Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on September 17, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

No War for Talent

After attending ERE last week, I'm convinced that there will never be another "war for talent".



Having lived through the first war for talent of the mid to late 90's during the dot.com boom, I can tell you that we were hiring as fast and as furious as possible. Companies were offering 6 month leases on Ferrari's as signing bonuses and the "war" was on. As employers, we literally battled at offer time against one another - upping the ante' until one of us blinked and lost the… Continue

Added by Phil Haynes on September 17, 2009 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

Planning and Configuration Engineer

Job Description:

Responsible for capacity monitoring and planning of the BSS network. This includes implementation of new features purchased by the customer, software updates needed to improve efficiency of the network. Working with the TSS team on behalf of the customer requests for new BSS elements and features.



- Takes direction from Core Planning and Optimization manager and Key client contacts on customer Network projects and escalated trouble.

- Network Service… Continue

Added by Nikki Brown on September 17, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Finding Jobs Online: 7 Steps for Priming Your Resume

If you're currently unemployed, chances are you've been applying for jobs online.



While the Internet is one of the greatest resources you can use to find employment, there are things you can do to make your resume and yourself stand out. It's especially important to pay attention to your resume, as many companies use applicant tracking systems to screen a… Continue

Added by Cheezhead on September 17, 2009 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

Serena Williams Episode during US Open; Talent vs. Values

It was US Open 2009 in Flushing Meadows a couple of weeks ago when I got to see Serena Williams yell and scream at the lines umpire for calling a foot fault. Serena threatened the lines umpire with profanity laced tirade waving her racquet and was eventually thrown out of the US Open for her behavior leaving Kim Clijsters to not only win the semis but also the finals against Wozniacki. What left me aghast was the attitude of a very talented world… Continue

Added by sundar vanchinathan on September 17, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Process Development Manager

Job Description:

Managing technical and analyst personnel in the creation and distribution of processes as needed by internal and external customer teams. Coordinate technical information between internal staff to technical writers and analysts to produce final documents for customer. Coordinate with customer departments and staff to integrate current processes into deliverables for final contract.



- Takes direction from Director and Key client contacts on process requests and… Continue

Added by Nikki Brown on September 17, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Ask Illegal Interview Questions

These days everything is illegal. Asking simple interview questions can easily lead to a lawsuit. I have come up with a workaround to risky interview questions.



Let’s start with the basics.



Your company is full of geezers. Hiring young Gen-Y whipper snappers is a headache since they feel entitled to telecommuting, fresh water and clean bathrooms.



Asking “How old are you?” is age discrimination.



Instead ask this, “How old were you when you… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on September 17, 2009 at 12:02pm — 2 Comments

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